Frequent question: What to do when you’ve dropped a stitch?

How do you fix a dropped stitch?

To begin rescuing the dropped stitch, spread out all the stitches on your needle so that the loose strands of yarn above the dropped stitch are stretched out and clearly visible. Then, use another needle (preferable a doubled pointed needle) to pick up the dropped stitch.

How do you lose a stitch when knitting?

To do this, insert the right-hand needle into the first stitch and slip it to the right-hand needle without knitting it. Knit the next stitch. With the tip of the left-hand needle pass the slipped stitch over the second stitch. You’ve now worked a decrease and have one less stitch.

How do you stop the loose stitch at the end of each row?

If your problem is loose tension, rather than uneven tension, there are a few tricks you can do. You can tension the yarn by wrapping it around one or more fingers or maybe even wrap it double around a finger. You can also try giving the working yarn a tug after finishing every stitch.

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